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Stereosonic organisers announce new Festivalx

<div>Stereosonic organisers announce new Festivalx</div>
Stereosonic organisers, Hardware and Onelove, have teamed up with Live Nation to create a new dance and hip-hop music festival. The event, FestivalX, will hit four Australasian cities in November and December later this year.
“FestivalX is going to showcase the best local and international talent while bringing fans a new festival experience,” comments Roger Field, CEO of Live Nation Australasia. “It’s going to be huge, and it’s going to be the pre-summer party fans have been waiting for.”

The festival will mark the start of the summer festival season in the southern hemisphere, a slot that up until 2016 was occupied by Stereosonic itself. Now, the team behind the festival are billing their new event as a “reliable, value for money musical experience,” with the hope it will attract 40,000 fans across its four dates.

Radiohead demand answers for fatal stage collapse.

<div>Radiohead demand answers for fatal stage collapse.</div>
Last night saw Radiohead play their first Toronto show since the fatal accident that claimed the claimed the life of their drum technician Scott Johnson six years ago. During the second encore, the band called for answers and accountability over the 2012 incident.
“We wanted to do a show in Toronto, the stage collapsed, killing one of our colleagues and friends,” frontman Thom Yorke said to the audience.
“The people who should be held accountable are still not being held accountable in your city. The silence is fucking deafening.”

Whilst preparing for a show at Downsview Park in Toronto in June 2012, the roof of the stage collapsed, killing the 33 year-old from Doncaster and injuring three others. The following year, Ontario’s Ministry of Labour brought charges against Live Nation, Optex Staging and Services and stage engineer Domenic Cugliari for wrongdoing under the Occupational Health and Safety Act. All parties pleaded not guilty.

Live Nation Italy chief champions dynamic pricing

Live Nation Italy chief champions dynamic pricing<br>
Roberto De Luca, head of Live Nation Italy, believes that the only viable solution to tackling problems in the ticket resale market is dynamic pricing.

Dynamic pricing is a strategy in which businesses set flexible prices for products or service based on current market demands. While it is not a common practice in live entertainment ticketing, the approach is widely used in the travel, hotel and online retailing sectors.

Increasingly artists – including Taylor Swift – have implemented dynamic (or demand-based) pricing in an effort to tackle touts and the secondary market as a whole. The theory is that by matching supply with demand in the primaru ticket sale, prices are better-related to perceived value. In turn the potential margins on ticket resale are reduced.

Organisation de concerts : la France terrain d'affrontement des deux géants américains

Organisation de concerts : la France terrain d'affrontement des deux géants américains
Après Live Nation, AEG ouvre une antenne en France. La concurrence se durcit entre les deux leaders mondiaux qui développent des contrats planétaires avec les artistes.

Live Nation Entertainment Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results.

Live Nation Entertainment Reports Third Quarter 2017 Financial Results.<br>
Live Nation had its best third quarter ever and 2017 is on track to deliver another year of record results across revenue, operating income and adjusted operating income, or AOI.  For the quarter, revenue was up 12%, operating income was up 5% and AOI was up 10%.  For the nine months, revenue was up 19%, operating income was up 26% and AOI was up 16%.  All our divisions — concerts, advertising and ticketing — each delivered their strongest quarterly AOI results ever.

Our concerts business is our flywheel, attracting almost 30 million fans to shows globally in the quarter, which then drove record results in our onsite, ticketing and advertising businesses.  Through October, we have sold over 80 million tickets for concerts in 2017, up 20% year-on-year.

Live Nation launches new OZ Fest Sydney City limits.

Live Nation launches new OZ Fest Sydney City limits.<br>
Live Nation has announced the launch of Sydney City Limits Music Festival, a new one-day event taking place in Australia’s most populous city next February.
Headlined by Justice, Beck, Vance Joy and Phoenix, the festival will take over Sydney’s Centennial Park on 24 February and also feature performances by Grace Jones, the Libertines, Tash Sultana, the Avalanches, Gang of Youths, Alex Lahey and Dune Rats. It is promoted by Splendour/Falls Festival promoter Secret Sounds, which Live Nation acquired last December, in partnership with C3 Presents and LN itself.

The National annule sa venue à Bozar et invite ses fans à Forest National.

The National annule sa venue à Bozar et invite ses fans à Forest National.<br>
Les concerts de The National prévus les 30 et 31 octobre à Bozar (Bruxelles) sont annulés en raison «d’un conflit récent» dans l’agenda du groupe, indique l’organisateur Live Nation.

A la place, The National donne rendez-vous à ses fans le 9 novembre à Forest National. Mais les tickets pour le Palais des Beaux-Arts ne seront pas valables pour cette nouvelle date, ils seront remboursés.

“We are heartbroken”: Industry reacts to Route 91 tragedy.

<div>“We are heartbroken”: Industry reacts to Route 91 tragedy.</div>
Promoter Live Nation and a host of industry associations are among those to have paid their respects to the 59 people known to have died in Sunday's “lone wolf” attack

Live Nation Switzerland acquires OpenAir Frauenfeld

Live Nation Switzerland acquires OpenAir Frauenfeld<br>
Openair Frauenfeld, Europe's leading hip-hop event and one of Switzerland's biggest festivals, has joined LN's growing global stable of 90+ music festivals.
Held annually in the Allmend park in Frauenfeld, Thurgau (Thurgovia), since 2004, Openair Frauenfeld began life as rock/pop festival Out in the Green, hosting big-name headliners including The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bob Dylan and REM.